Iran ranks as the ninth worst country in the world for Christian persecution by Open Doors USA
The commission explains that Afghanistan has no long-established Christian denominations and traditions.
Yemen comprises one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, with 233,000 people dead since 2015
The government persists in cracking down on freedom of religion, prohibiting Christians from praying and worshiping in public.
Globally, social persecution is “high” or “very high” in 22% of the world’s countries.
Christian population in Afghanistan is estimated at 12,000, making it one of the country’s largest religious minorities.
The update to the penal code in February 2021 suggests that religious freedom in Iran will continue to be severely restricted.
As of last Saturday, 117,000 people had been evacuated from Afghanistan
In many cases, known Christians must flee Afghanistan or risk being killed.